Defining Your Purpose

Defining Your Purpose

On my first post on the Team Leadership blog, I wrote that purpose is one of the signs that your team is effective. Whether you are a leader of a company, a function, a department, a team, a family, or …
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It Takes Work to Make Change Happen

It Takes Work to Make Change Happen

If anything can be said about the way organizations function today, it’s that you can bet it will change. Whether its a technology change, process change, organizational design change or some other type of change, change is going to happen.

Team Building is Not an Annual Affair

Team Building is Not an Annual Affair

What kind of image do you conjure up when someone mentions the phrase “team building.” If your head starts spinning with visions of trust falls, rock climbing, playing with Legos or some other game type of activity, you’re not alone.

Power in Leadership

Power in Leadership

To lead a team effectively, you must use power effectively. One common leadership mistake that is all too easy to make is to fail to find your own unique balance of power.  The balance is important because you can overuse …
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How to Work With Introverts

How to Work With Introverts

Extraversion is one of the major personality traits. Our personality stays relatively stable throughout our lives. Personality traits exist on a spectrum, so we can be low, moderate, or high on the extraversion trait. If you are low in extraversion, …
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